BUJUMBURA May 29th (ABP) – The First Lady of Burundi, Mrs. Angéline Ndayishimiye, received in audience on Friday May 28, 2021, Mr. Salah Khaled, UNESCO’s Regional Director for Central Africa, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
Mr. Salah Khaled said that the purpose of that visit was to review UNESCO’s program in Burundi and at the regional level to jointly explore ways of collaboration and how to integrate Burundi into those regional programs.
He praised the program of the Umugiraneza Foundation related to reproductive health and the empowerment of women and girls, adding that this program sticks with the priorities of UNESCO in its fields which aim to promote the vocational and technical training of young girls and women. They also discussed the street children program, funded by the Principality of Monaco for several years and how to strengthen this action with UNESCO in partnership with the Umugiraneza foundation chaired by Mrs. Angéline Ndayishimiye.
Regarding the field of education, Mr. Salah Khaled said that they discussed the encouragement of girls in science and see how to organize programs that would encourage them and especially by promoting the work of women scientists in Burundi. He added that those are the projects that UNESCO is leading and would like to strengthen at the national level.
In her speech, the First Lady and Chairperson of the Umugiraneza foundation and of the OPDAD-Burundi warmly thanked the regional representative of UNESCO for that visit to the Umugiraneza foundation.